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By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz)
When the Boston Bruins selected Jordan Caron 25th overall, it was clear that they had high expectations for him. Coming off a 67 point (36 goals, 21 assists) season with Rimouski Ocean of the QMJHL, the Bruins envisioned Caron as an important piece for the future.
Since signing him an entry level deal in March 2010, the Bruins have given Caron every opportunity to earn a spot on the NHL roster. However, Caron has repeatedly failed to live up to his potential. Despite his being a burly forward who plays a smart two way game, and is strong defensively, and heavy on the puck, Caron has played passively during every opportunity given to him thus far in his career. In addition to passive play, Caron continuously appears to be too slow for the NHL, plain and simple.
Heading into this season, the Bruins have a spot open on their third line, and it is more than likely that Caron will once again be afforded the opportunity to win a...